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qooxdoo in the c’t

The current edition of the famous German computer magazine c’t features a pretty long article about qooxdoo by Andreas Ecker and me. The article first introduces the idea behind qooxdoo and gives an overview about qooxdoo’s architecture. The second part is a tutorial of how to build the interface of a simple calculator application. To demonstrate the new styling capabilities of qooxdoo 0.8 we show how to use the appearance system to style the calculator in a completely different way. The graphics for this styled calculator are taken from a modified calculator widget for Apple’s Dashboard by Jonas Rask. He was so kind to give us a permission to use it.

On the left the unstyled calculator and on the right the styled calculator

For this article we have built a special version of the playground application introduced with the brand new qooxdoo 0.8.1 release. It allows the reader to follow each step without the need to install anything. A fully working version of the calculator application can be downloaded from the “softlink” page of the article.

Online playground for the c't calculator

If you have read the article please don’t hesitate to write a comment to this post. I’m really interested in what you liked, what you didn’t like and about which qooxdoo related topics you would like to read more in the future.

If you understand German and haven’t read it yet, get a copy :-)

Have fun, Fabian

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  1. Roman
    December 29, 2008 at 7:56 am

    Hi Fabian

    I liked the Article a lot. Although at first I thought: “Man, another RIA Framework?” The shown example and code fragments caught my interest though. I promptly visited the qooxdoo site, had a look at the demos and gave it a whirl. I’m really impressed! For me, qooxdoo seems like QT (http://trolltech.com), but for the Web.
    Can’t wait to put this to use in a coming project.

    Keep up the good work.

    • admin
      January 5, 2009 at 12:18 pm

      Hi Roman,
      I’m happy you liked the article. The similarity to Qt is no coincidence. Especially for the 0.8 release we have borrowed heavily concepts from Qt. If you start a qooxdoo project make sure you subscribe to the mailing list. Its our number one support channel.

  2. Me, myself and I
    September 15, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    If you start a qooxdoo project make sure you subscribe to the mailing list. Its our number one support channel.

    Quite an impressive support channel, I’d say. very fast and very friendly, even with noobs asking stupid questions (like me).

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